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Government shutdown felt in Carroll

Allen Worrell/The Carroll News Kerry Crowley of Hillsville folds towels on Wednesday at The Hair Shack in Hillsville. A federal government employee, Crowley has been personally impacted by the partial government shutdown, which tied a record for longest in the nation’s history Friday. - As the parti


Charges filed against mother of 2-year-old who died last weekend

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- UPDATE (7:30 p.m.): WDBJ 7 has learned the 2-year-old boy's name was Steven Dale Meek II. He died Sunday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel in Pulaski.


Snow means boom times for bread sales

FLOYD, Va (WDJB7) Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor hail, the saying goes, will stop a mail man. But what about a bread man?. "I started in Galax and I'm finishing up here in Floyd."


UNCSA profs to perform recital ‘Heaven and Earth’

Kevin Lawrence, violin, and Dmitri Shteinberg, piano, will perform a recital, “Heaven and Earth,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan 15 in Watson Hall on the UNC School of the Arts campus, 1533 S. Main St.


North Carolina Barn Builder Leaves Family With Animals Out In The Cold

MT AIRY, N.C. — Morgan Gerstenlauer is what we often refer to as a “go-getter”, a person almost always busy. Gerstenlauer and her husband work full-time and come home every night to more work, “This is our livelihood, taking care of the animals,” said Gerstenlauer.


Eagles second to Elks in home finale

Surry Central seniors Cici Roman, Morgan Johnson, Matthew Collins, Hannah Mitchell and Sarah Southard were honored prior to their final regular-season home meet for the Golden Eagles Tuesday night at the Armfield Center. - John Cate | The News.


Independence dances past PikeView, 58-50

The snow couldn’t keep down the Panthers and the Patriots in Coal City on Thursday night. The visitors jumped out to an early lead, but couldn’t hang on. Jared Cannady had 22 points in a winning effort as Independence defeats PikeView, 58-50.


Wythe cancels first APEX Center event

After months of delays – a lot of it because of soggy weather – Wythe County supervisors thought the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center was ready for its first event on Friday, Jan. 18.


N.C. man charged with murder after body is found in Carroll

A Winston-Salem, N.C. man has been charged with first-degree murder after a body was found Wednesday night in Fancy Gap. Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner said the body, believed to be that of a King, N.C. man that had been missing since January 9 or 10, was found Wednesday night at approximately


Gunfire suspect arrested in Virginia

A Statesville man, who police accused of firing a gun into the front door of a relative’s home last month, was arrested last weekend in Virginia. Tyrell Dontaye Daniels, 28, was arrested Jan. 12 in Tazewell County, Virginia, on numerous outstanding weapon and assault warrants, according to a press r


Town of Pulaski PD donate clothes to area schools

PULASKI, Va. (WFXR News) - The Town of Pulaski's Police Department spearheaded an effort to donate clothes for children in need. According to the police department, Police Chief Gary Roche and Officer Megan Jennings hand delivered the clothes to several local schools Thursday.


Virginia man accused of murdering 2-year-old boy

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) — UPDATE (Jan. 18):. A Christiansburg man has been charged with murder after the death of a two-year-old boy in his care. Christiansburg Police held a press conference Friday morning announcing additional charges to McKenzie Hellman.


Wythe deputies investigating school bus wreck

Wythe County Sheriff deputies are investigating a school bus wreck on Sharon’s Drive between Rural Retreat and Speedwell. Officials said students were on the bus, but that no serious injuries have been reported. According to police scanner traffic, a salt truck collided with the bus about 3 p.m. Thu


Holiday to affect garbage schedules

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday will affect sanitation operations in Mount Airy. This includes no yard waste collections that day. Also, the Monday industrial roll-off route will be collected on Tuesday instead.


Willis: Drug users aren’t getting help

DOBSON — Emergency workers run dozens of overdose calls a month, but the patients aren’t getting treatment afterward, according to a county director. County officials are planning to set aside time to discuss opioid addiction at their annual retreat after an update this month.


Surry Community holds practical nursing graduation

DOBSON — Nine students recently graduated as Practical Nurses from Surry Community College. The Nursing Pinning and Graduation Ceremony was held Dec. 12 in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology on Surry’s campus in Dobson.


Mall sale still not final

It’s now mid-January, and the sale of Mayberry Mall in Mount Airy has not occurred despite a report that this would transpire within the first week of the month. However, the transaction is nearing completion, according to the present owner of the troubled shopping center, who says the purchase is b


Hometown Eats: Fox Mountain Gourmet Burgers in Max Meadows

MAX MEADOWS,Va. (WDBJ7) It may have just opened a few months ago, but Fox Mountain Gourmet Burgers has made quite the name for itself. Known for mouth-watering burgers and hotdogs, Fox Mountain has become a staple for many people in, and around, Wythe County.


2 Arrested After Meth Lab Found in Surry County Home: Sheriff

DOBSON, N.C. — Surry County Deputies busted a meth lab operation in a Dobson, NC home. Two people were arrested. Grant Edward Slaughter and Wendy Jean Turner face several charges related to making and selling meth. Turner was also charged with misdemeanor child abuse, after investigators found a chi


Virginia Family Terrified After Mysterious Double Homicide

A Virginia mother and daughter are terrified a killer or killers could be looking for them after a father and son were killed in a Fauquier County home in November. “My husband a very good guy, and he worked so hard for my family,” My Nguyen said. “And my son, he very good boy. I don’t know what hap